Archive for the 'Trips' Category


Posted on October 9th, 2006 by Steven

Wai Whare had intended to take part in the Bluewater Cruising Association’s Thanksgiving Rendezvous at Thetis Island, but her crew was ill on Friday, October 6th. Given the early sunset, unfavourable slack water at Samsun narrows, and dreary weather we decided not to depart Saturday either. Which left us in Tsehum harbour on Thanksgiving day. […]

Vancouver Island Preview

Posted on August 3rd, 2006 by Darusha

Starting this weekend, we are leaving on the first Big Trip – a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. We’re intending to take about a month, heading up the east side then over and around the tip and back down the west side. We’ll be stopping each night at anchorages or marinas along the way. The itinerary […]

Beaumont Marine Park

Posted on May 22nd, 2006 by Steven

From May 19-22, Wai Whare visited Beaumont Marine Park, part of the Gulf Islands national park, on South Pender Island for the Bluewater Cruising Association‘s spring rendezvous. The trip to Beaumont was uneventful. There was no wind for most of the trip, so we motored. We sailed on calm seas with 5-10kn from the south […]

Port Browning

Posted on May 8th, 2006 by Steven

Wai Whare sailed to Port Browning on North Pender Island on the weekend of May 6-7, 2006. As the voyage is a somewhat short 18 nautical miles, Wai Whare set off after noon. The forecast had promised 25kn south east, easing to 10kn and then building to 20-30kn south west. While the winds were southerly […]

Good Friday Harbour

Posted on April 17th, 2006 by Steven

Wai Whare set sail on Good Friday for Friday Harbour, on San Juan island of Washington state. The weather was interesting: 20knots out of the south-west, gusting to 30 knots. (For reference, the coast guard advises “small craft” not to go out in winds above 25 knots). We made excellent speed, averaging almost 6 knots […]

Uphill both ways

Posted on March 27th, 2006 by Steven

Its been a long rainy-season on the coast. Wai Whare has been out a few times, but we haven’t had an overnight trip in six months! We had planned to travel to Maple Bay on the weekend of March 18/19. That didn’t work out, so we postponed a week. Instead of sailing with the current/tides […]

I’m the Holder of Fenders

Posted on August 20th, 2005 by aread

Last Sunday – August 14 – was the highlight of my BC trip. It was the day that Daru, Steven and I went to Wai Whare. Must appreciate … know nothing of sailing except that you kinda need some wind (but it turns out that power motors are useful too!) After having had the Breakfast […]

Poet’s Cove

Posted on August 7th, 2005 by Darusha

In honour of being on the coast for a year, last weekend we sailed off to Poet’s Cove in Bedwell Harbour. We were hoping for sun, sailing, swimming and such. We were rewarded fairly well, even though the pool was closed all day Saturday. We left late Friday morning, but had a nice quick sail […]

Low-key winds make for low-key times. (July 24, 2005)

Posted on July 27th, 2005 by Amy

Thanks to Steven and Darusha I had my first sailboat experience on Sunday! After de-taping the boat which proved rather sticky, we set out for a slow sail on an absolutely beautiful day. We strolled along and sometimes just sat but that was all well and good because it’s just fun to hang out on […]

Crofton (Another Persepective)

Posted on July 23rd, 2005 by Steven

Two weeks ago, Wai Whare circumnavigated Saltspring Island on a voyage to Crofton where the crew attended a party. We had strong tail winds on Friday and set a new speed record of 6 1/2 knots under sail. Saturday we set off into new waters rounding, Sothey Point at the north end of Saltspring. We […]